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The Odyssey of an African Slave

by Sitiki & Patricia C Griffin

Recently discovered as a hand-written document in the Buckingham Smith Collection at the New York Historical Society, this remarkable first-person narrative traces the life of Sitiki, whose name was changed...


A Sailor's War

by W. G. Mattin

"That's the spirit, boy. Get behind a bloody great gun and knock the hell out of somebody." With these words G. W. Mattin's employer gave his full support when he volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1940. As soon...


Masters of Enterprise

by H.W. Brands

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Edward Albee: A Singular Journey: A Biography

by Mel Gussow

In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed...


Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History

by George Howe Colt

 G E O R G E H OW E C O L T ’ S The Big House is, as the New Yorker said, “full of surprises and contains more than seems possible: a family memoir, a brief history of the Cape, an investigation of nostalgia,...


Living with Honor: A Memoir

by Sal Giunta & Joe Layden

There was the sound of a single bullet, and then . . . a deafening barrage of gunfire and explosions. There were, literally, thousands of bullets in the air at once, and more tracers streaking across the sky...


Lucia Joyce

by Carol Loeb Shloss

“Whatever spark or gift I possess has been transmitted to Lucia and it has kindled a fire in her brain.” —James Joyce, 1934

Most accounts of James Joyce’s family portray Lucia Joyce as the mad daughter...


Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography

by Alan Forrest

From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend  

On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon...


My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod--the World's Most Grueling Race

by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue

   The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place.  But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons...


The Bolivian Diary: Authorized Edition

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Camilo Guevara

Che's account of the fateful Bolivia guerrilla mission - the basis of Part Two of Stephen Soderbergh's biopic about Che.


The Pursuit of Laughter: Essays, Reviews and Diary

by Diana Mitford (Mosley), Deborah Devonshire (Mitford) & Duncan Fallowell

‘Roar with laughter.’ Laura Thompson ‘The dazzling beauty with a poison pen... wit pervades her writings.’ Anne de Courcey, Daily Mail Critics Choice 'When she wielded her elegant stiletto, it was to unmask...


A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography

by Diana Mitford

‘Beautifully written.’ Valerie Grove, The Times ‘Martini-dry wit.’ Irish Times ‘Often pure Wodehouse.’ Financial Times ‘Uncompromising.’ A.N. Wilson, Sunday Telegraph ‘It has all her charm.’ Laura...


Death of a Soldier: A Mother's Story

by Margaret Evison

On 12 May 2009 Lieutenant Mark Evison of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died after being shot in the shoulder while leading a patrol in Helmand Province. Mark was hailed a hero and one of the best of his generation...


Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir

by Gerald Hughes

On 17 August 1930, nine-year-old Gerald Hughes was introduced to his new baby brother, Ted, born in the middle of the night by the light of a bright star. From the moment Ted could toddle, they were inseparable,...


Strings Attached: The Life and Music of John Williams

by William Starling

Strings Attached is the much anticipated authorised biography of John Williams, one of the most accomplished and celebrated musicians of his generation. From his childhood in Australia to his stellar career...


Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

by Nancy G. Brinker

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not...


Don't Forget the Accent Mark: A Memoir

by David Sánchez

This autobiography of an outstanding mathematician, dedicated to others, whose career included stints as a senior university and federal administrator, is also the story of a young man of mixed Mexican and American...


Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

by David Luhrssen

An Armenian national raised in Russia, Rouben Mamoulian (1897--1987) studied in the influential Stanislavski studio, renowned as the source of the "method" acting technique. Shortly after immigrating to New...


The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II

by Denis Avey & Rob Broomby

While millions would have done anything to escape, one remarkable British soldier smuggled himself into Auschwitz to witness the horror and tell others the truth.


Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated

by Jack E Levin & Mark R. Levin

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,

conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

 

Long before his conservative...